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In 1926, everyone did the Charleston on ice.
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September 27, 2011 The banning of alcohol and the subsequent rise of speakeasies played a role in jazz's evolution.
January 2, 2009 A cornetist and jazz scholar, Sudhalter remembers overlooked cornetist Bix Beiderbecke with Marian McPartland. Beiderbecke had a short career in the 1920s, but he influenced a wide spectrum of artists, from Hoagy Carmichael to Miles Davis. McPartland plays Beiderbecke's most famous piano composition, "In a Mist," before getting together with Sudhalter on "Davenport Blues."
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September 23, 2003 David Greenberger has a review of Private Astronomy: A Vision of the Music of Beiderbecke, the latest CD from musician Geoff Muldaur and the band Futuristic Ensemble. They explore the music of Bix Beiderbecke, the legendary cornet player from the 1920s.
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March 10, 2003 Tom Vitale has this tribute to one of the greats of jazz trumpet — Bix Beiderbecke, an Iowa boy who in the 1920's created a sound so unique and is still heard in the clubs of New York.
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August 1, 2001 Bix Beiderbecke's virtuosity and originality with the cornet won admiration from Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats in the 1920s. He played with Paul Whiteman's orchestra in New York before dying tragically at age 28. This definitive compilation (reissued in 1990) has most of Beiderbecke's best work, including his piano classic "In a Mist."
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July 1, 2000 In the fourth edition of NPR's All Songs Considered, we cook with Ginger Baker, wail with Bix Beiderbecke, hear some Mouth Music, adore Susanna Baca, take off with the Tin Hat Trio, and remember Nick Drake.
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